The Commencement Ceremony and Reception will take place as follows:
All Programs: 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 5 (Graduates participating in this ceremony must be at the campus by 6:15 p.m. to prepare for the procession).
- Students who meet the deadline for indicating their intent to graduate will be listed in the Commencement program, which is distributed to all participants and guests during the ceremony.
- The ceremony lasts approximately 90 minutes (about one and a half hours).
- Immediately following the ceremony, a reception will be held for graduates and their guests. Light refreshments will be served.
- Please plan to join the faculty, staff, and Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society for this festive celebration.
- Diplomas for spring graduates will be mailed from the University Registrar’s Office beginning in late May. For further diploma details, please visit Diploma Information.
To help us prepare for graduation and the ceremony, please complete the following steps:
Commencement RSVP Form
- Starting in March, we ask that all 2022-23 graduating students complete the Commencement RSVP Form, whether you plan to attend the ceremony or not.
- Additional instructions will be sent closer to the time of Commencement.
- It is critical that we have your correct address. If you are a current student, check and update your address in LionPATH. Additional information about Commencement will be sent to you via your Penn State email address after you RSVP, so check it frequently.
If you are not a currently enrolled student, please contact the Penn State Great Valley Registration Office at 610-648-3275 to update your mailing address.
Caps, Gowns, and Hoods
- All graduating students who participate in the ceremony must wear the academic regalia appropriate for their degree status and program.
- You will order your regalia directly from Barnes & Noble Bookstore using the Commencement RSVP form above. Contact Barnes & Noble Bookstore at 610-648-3280 with questions about ordering academic regalia.
Commencement Ceremony Tickets
- There are no tickets for the Penn State Great Valley Commencement Ceremony. The ceremony will be held under a tent and all seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you have questions, please email us at [email protected].